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12-02-2016 10:57 AM

Ok so I am needing to find some 1/2” edge banding with a UV finish on it, and unfortunately I can’t find it anywhere. I have googled until my hands were blue. lol. I have also called many companies looking for this. The closest thing that I could find was UV edge banding in a 7/8” width, which I don’t want to have to cut to fit. This will be going on some 1/2” adjustable shelves that are made out of UV plywood, and to cover the exposed edge of some 1/2” UV plywood drawers. Do any of you cabinet building guys know where to find this stuff?


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#1 posted 12-02-2016 02:17 PM

1st google that came up has it in 5/8”. I’ve never used 1/2”
http://www.edgemate.com/products/edgeprefin.htm

You don’t have a laminate slitter?

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 06:15 PM

Typically you want it wider thatn the piece being banded and trim off a bit on each edge. 1/2” material would use 9/16 wide or 5/8 wide banding and get trimmed.

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 10:04 AM



1st google that came up has it in 5/8”. I ve never used 1/2”
http://www.edgemate.com/products/edgeprefin.htm

You don t have a laminate slitter?

- jbay

Are there any particular trimmers that you would recommend? I have tried the $10 ones at both Lowes and Home Depot but those didn’t seem to work all that well. I ended up just trimming the edge banding with a razor. Festool has a trimmer that is like $65 and I wonder how well it does?

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 10:08 AM



Typically you want it wider thatn the piece being banded and trim off a bit on each edge. 1/2” material would use 9/16 wide or 5/8 wide banding and get trimmed.

- Michael Murphy

That makes sense. I will continue to use the 5/8” stuff that I have been using. Honestly, I do a lot of edge banding and wish that I had an edge bander for my cabinet shop. One day I will splurge and get a used one. I only recently started doing adjustable shelves in my cabinets whereas before I used fixed shelves with bull nosing. I am also now using edge banding on my drawer edges too.

What would you guys say is the best trimmer on the market? Perhaps the Festool trimmer at $65?

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 01:38 PM

I’ve had mixed results with those trimmers as well. Bosh Colt with a flush trimming bit (from almost anyone but Bosch, I’ve has awful luck with their router bits) does a great job.

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#6 posted 12-05-2016 06:32 PM



I ve had mixed results with those trimmers as well. Bosh Colt with a flush trimming bit (from almost anyone but Bosch, I ve has awful luck with their router bits) does a great job.

- Holt

I never thought about using a flush trim bit. That is a great idea.

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#7 posted 12-08-2016 05:04 PM

You have to be careful with understanding “UV” finish. I ordered some post cards with a “UV” finish. But the “UV” referred to the way the coating was cured, and had nothing at all to do with its resistance to UV.

So unless it is clearly stated that the finish is “UV” resistant, you should always assume that it means that the finish is cured using ultraviolet lighting.

See: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=UV+cured+clear+coat

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#8 posted 12-08-2016 05:10 PM



You have to be careful with understanding “UV” finish. I ordered some post cards with a “UV” finish. But the “UV” referred to the way the coating was cured, and had nothing at all to do with its resistance to UV.

So unless it is clearly stated that the finish is “UV” resistant, you should always assume that it means that the finish is cured using ultraviolet lighting.

See: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=UV+cured+clear+coat

- Cooler

I just wrote to Edgemate customer service asking if this is UV resistant or UV cured. If they answer I will respond.

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